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Mark Stewart New Album Details
The Quietus , December 12th, 2011 07:55

Pop Group frontman announces details of new album, The Politics Of Envy, due for release in March

The Pop Group frontman Mark Stewart has announced the details of his upcoming new album, entitled The Politics Of Envy. It's due for release on March 26th next year, and finds Stewart teaming up with a host of guest musicians.

We've already run a free download of one of Stewart's newer tracks, 'Nothing Is Sacred', which pairs Stewart's ire with music from Crass's Eve Libertine, Berlin group Slope and Pop Group bassist Dan Catsis. It was released as part of a double A side single which also included his cover of T. Rex's 'Children Of The Revolution' (in collaboration with London dub brutalist The Bug).

The Politics Of Envy finds him working with others artists, including PiL's Keith Levene, Lee 'Scratch' Perry (appropriate, given Stewart's long-term connection with dub), The Raincoats' Gina Birch, The Slits' Tessa Pollitt, Factory Floor, Richard Hell, Massive Attack's Daddy G, Primal Scream, Jesus & Mary Chain's Douglas Hart and upcoming Bristol producer Kahn. The concentrated fury of 'Nothing Is Sacred' and list of track titles on here should give some indication of what to expect, sound-wise.

Opener 'Vanity Kills' features Richard Hell, Kenneth Anger and Kahn; 'Autonomia' features vocals from Bobby Gillespie; London crew Factory Floor join Stewart for 'Gustav Says' and 'Stereotype', and Daddy G on 'Apocalypse Hotel'.

'Vanity Kills'
'Gang War'
'Gustav Says'
'Baby Bourgeois'
'Method to the Madness'
'Apocalypse Hotel'
'Letter to Hermione'

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